Power rankings have always been a mainstay of the anime fandom. With so many series featuring characters capable of destroying moons, sending their opponents to another dimension, or causing earthquakes in the air, it’s natural for fans to try to determine who among them is the greatest. I’ve spent decades carefully researching anime using the most sophisticated methods to determine relative power, using my demon's eye to measure their spiritual resonance.
Unfortunately, the Organization has learned of my findings and desire to control the knowledge to further their plans for world domination! Only these characters together can stop the Catastrophe from being realized and, once they have this list, they will track them down individually before they can combine! My sealing spells are failing, so I must pass this precious knowledge onto the world and trust in you to gather them together!
A student and Kosei High School and champion of the Female Shogi League. She’s known as the Venus of Shogi, but none know the true power she holds over the shogi board, transforming its geometric plane into the Togo Kingdom! Hifumi possess the hidden evil eye, the dragon which governs the blue sky has fallen into her hands, and she’s mastered many of the most powerful techniques, including Ultimate Excalibur Attack, Dark Inferno Rook, Lightning Metamorphosis Gold Promotion, and Eternal Abyss Yagura Gate, which transforms the shogi board into hell itself!
Shun Kaido is a vessel for the assassin Jet Black Wings, a former member of the organization Dark Reunion who he betrayed to foil their plot for world domination. Stealing a sacred stone, he separated his soul from his body and merged with Kaido while he was still in his mother’s womb. To this day, he is still pursued by Dark Reunion, who desire the power of the Black Beat sealed within him. Among his many powers is Judgement Knights of Thunder, which has easily dispatched many agents of Dark Reunion, even the Murder Dragoram Snake!
Imari wears sacred bandages over her arm to seal in the power of the Evil Dragon Fafnir. She can perform rituals of such immense dark power that they would drive a normal person to madness. Despite the dark origin of her powers, she has been using them to single-handedly protect the Tsukimori Middle School from an invisible dimensional fissure by absorbing its void energies into herself. Guided by fate, she’s taken Colette as an apprentice, who herself is possessed by an Evil Dragon in her left eye. Together, the duo can stop the coming Catastrophe.
Yoshiko is merely the name of her human vessel. In truth, Yohane is an angel fallen from heaven to the promised land. Although humans are insignificant creatures next to her dark majesty, Yohane can grant them the power of the fallen, transforming them into her little demons. The spiritual barriers have been damaged, altering the magical balance! The course of the world hangs on a decision from heaven! Yohane’s demon eyes can can see into the future and she knows that Ragnarok approaches! It’s dead or alive!
The unassuming persona of the university student Okabe Rintaro is nothing more than the alter ego of the crazy mad scientist Hououin Kyouma! A man who desires chaos and will reset the world’s ruling structure! Beware those who possess ambitions! He once invaded the United States with only four people! Through the power of science, he has ability to travel through time, or perhaps to... alternate dimensions?!
Possessor of the Wicked Lord Shingan, which uses the sacred heart to repress the powers of darkness and see through all things, even piercing the spells of a level 7 magic user! Rikka has mastered the ultimate technique Judgement Lucifer and single-handedly battled the dark organization before crossing paths with none other than the Dark Flame Master, with whom she shares the spirits of darkness. She also has unmatched mobility because of the wheels in her shoes.
There you have it, the 6 most powerful anime characters! Please use this information for good and stop the Organization at all costs! It’s no mistake you’re reading this article, my demon’s eye can see that our fates are in alignment and you were chosen by destiny to use this knowledge to prevent the future catastrophe!
Help others like us and find others like us to join our righteous cause! Please, if you can uncover any, post them into the comments below! Ragnarok approaches!
Peter Fobian is an Associate Features Editor for Crunchyroll, author of Monthly Mangaka Spotlight, writer for Anime Academy, and contributor at Anime Feminist. You can follow him on Twitter @PeterFobian.